Sunday, 25 September 2011

Editing Process

I'm currently editing the second Ironarm novel, Tocks, the sequel to The Long Way Home. I'm doing this at the same time as writing the fourth installment if the series, tentatively titled Beasts, for now. The third is written and being sat on for the moment.

My editing process usually means sitting on a draft while I write the next project and edit the last one. Editing consists of a full, double spaced print out. I read this and tear it to bits with a red pen, before correcting and rewriting where I need to. The second edit is usually done on screen and corrected as I go. Then I do that second edit again, just to make sure.

That's where I'm currently at with Tocks and, after all that prior editing and chopping, it's looking pretty good and I'm on schedule for an October release still.

So, coming soon: Tocks - The second Ironarm novel

Once this one is released I can stop sitting on the third one , The Frozen North. I think it'll probably be warm enough by now.

Thursday, 15 September 2011

The Long Way Home - Book Giveaway

Those nice people at The Fantasy Book Review are giving away 10 copies of The Long Way Home. All you have to do is enter here and answer a simple question.

I'll give you a clue. The answer is at my website on the Books page.

The competition runs until the 14th October.

Monday, 5 September 2011

The Long Way Home - Out Now

I've released my first novel. It's available now at Smashwords and Amazon. The Long Way Home is the first in a series. I have one more planned for imminent release, one being edited and one only just being written.

When his home is destroyed by a jarock Alwyn, a potboy from Green Delving, is stuck on the wrong side of the mountains with a band of mercenaries, a twelve year old ogre and with the ghost of an insane ancient dwarven slayer, Thorgrim Ironarm, haunting his head.

In the capital city of Rhull a princess goes missing and Marius Rectus, a lowly deputy sheriff and his loyal dog, Boot, are sent to find her, unaware that someone has been sent to find them too.

Alwyn and Marius must adventure from different ends of the Empire to take home an ogre, rescue a princess who doesn't want rescuing and prevent a blood thirsty necromancer and a highly placed traitor from plunging the Empire of Albian into civil war and, with luck, rid Alwyn of the insane Thorgrim Ironarm.

Available now from the links on the top right.